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Klopp: All Liverpool can do is stay in the race

Jurgen Klopp says all Liverpool can do is ‘stay in the race’ after seeing his side go back to the top of the Premier League with a 2-1 win at Fulham.

James Milner’s penalty sealed a nervy win for Klopp’s side at Craven Cottage, after former Liverpool forward Ryan Babel had cancelled out Sadio Mane’s opener following a mix-up from Alisson and Virgil Van Dijk.

The win moves Liverpool back to the top, two points clear of Manchester City who were in FA Cup action this weekend, and Klopp has insisted his side must continue to win if they are to stay in contention for a first league title in 29 years.

‘It’s the best position you can be in. For us, it was clear – it is always clear – City don’t look like they’ll drop a lot of points, so we have to win and to win and to win,’ Klopp told his post match press conference.

‘That’s our job to do. They don’t play today, we knew that, but now they have a game in hand. That doesn’t mean we are now far away from them or something like this. It is very important that we won today; I think you could see it in our reaction after the game, we are really all very, very happy about it.

‘The most important thing now is they all come back healthy again. For quite a lot of players they will come up against quite an intense time, two games for most of them and then we start immediately against Tottenham. An interesting game against a really good football team. Nothing is decided, all we can make sure is we stay in the race – and we want to stay in the race. Today we showed that, so all good.’

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